Time Required :
About 30 minutes
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teacher appreciation "grow" gift card holder

Step 1
Click here to download and print out "Thanks for helping us GROW" message.  
Step 2
Color in the bold letters on the printed message with markers. 
Step 3
Cut a rectangle around the message and layer on top of a piece of black cardstock, using adhesive tape to stick together. Cut cardstock down to frame the message. Set aside. 
Step 4
Place the green mat on your work surface bottom-side up so that the plastic grid is showing. 
Step 5
Turn the tub upside-down so that the wider side is facing down. 
Step 6
Use a marker to trace the tub outline onto the greenery mat.  
Step 7
Cut along the marks with a wire cutter and discard excess. 
Step 8
Place the Styrofoam™ block inside the tub and then the oval mat on top of the Styrofoam™ block. Cut away any extra edges that need to be removed in order for the mat to fit tightly inside the tub.
 
TIP: If the Styrofoam™ block does not fit inside the tub, use a kitchen knife (or metal straight edge ruler) to trim it down; however, the fit should be snug. 
Step 9
Cut a strip of ribbon that fits around the top of the tub. 
Step 10
Attach the ribbon to the tub using adhesive tape. Place the seam in the back. 
Step 11
Attach the message to the front of the tub using adhesive tape.  
Step 12
Place pencils through the holes in the mat. Use image as a guide. 
Step 13
Place several mushrooms around the pencils by pushing the wire stems into the mat and Styrofoam™ block. 
Step 14
Place a gift card in the blades of grass as a gift. 
Step 15
Project Note: Click here to view our blog for more project ideas related to this one.  
 
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